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Wednesday 17 June 1953

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vernon Coaker . In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits. Dream Wife, directed by Sidney Sheldon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953 while This I Believe by Edward R. Murrow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Candid Camera.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dream Wife

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Country: United States

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Robot Monster

Directed by: Phil Tucker

Starring: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett

Country: United States

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Julius Caesar

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason

Country: United States

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Pickup on South Street

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States

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It Came from Outer Space

Directed by: Jack Arnold

Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Candid Camera

Starring: Allen Funt, Johnny Roventini

Country: United States

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Tonight!

Written by: Steve Allen, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Steve Allen

Country: United States

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Private Secretary

Starring: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell

Country: United States

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You Are There

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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The Life of Riley

Starring: William Bendix

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 June 1953 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Vernon Coaker: English educator and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.
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Facts:
  • Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
  • Riots in East Germany for reunification.
  • East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in June 1953?

  • Life: Quen Elizabeth Coronation
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mickey Mantle -- June 15, 1953
  • Life: Roy Campanella

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

This I Believe

By: Edward R. Murrow

Second series of 80 modern and 20 immortal "This I believe" Edward R. Murrow pieces.

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Steamboat Gothic

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

This was the first of Frances Parkinson Keyes novels that I ever read. I was entranced with the Southern locale and the people depicted in the novel.

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Major Campaign Speeches

By: Adlai Stevenson

US History & Politics, American History & Studies, Non-Fiction

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The Emperor'S Lady

By: F.W. Kenyon

A NOVEL BASED ON THE LIFE OF EMPRESS JOSEPHINE

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